Category Archives: Seminars

Feature: Exporting Visions and Saving Children- The Swedish Save the Children Fund

Ann Nehlin is a researcher at the University of Stockholm in Sweden.  In March 2014, she gave a VAHS seminar on the relief efforts of the Swedish Save the Children Fund in the mid-twentieth century (listen to the podcast here).  In … Continue reading

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Time and Emotion Study at the Rowntree Cocoa Works in York

Michael Weatherburn is a PhD student at Imperial College London and a Byrne Bussey Marconi fellow at Oxford University, as well as an active New Researcher. On 12 June 2014, he will be delivering a VAHS seminar at the Institute of Historical Research in … Continue reading

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Preview: Seminar Programme

In this guest blog, our new Seminar Convenor, Michael Nelles, offers a preview of our upcoming autumn seminars. Our next seminar series is just around the corner, and the programme has shaped up to be quite a diverse one indeed.  … Continue reading

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Charity and the First World War

[audio http://historyspot.org.uk/sites/default/files/field/media-file/vahs-20121119.mp3]Leanne Green, VAHS Seminar, 19 November 2013 (slides) Advertising War: The Visual Imagery of Charity Campaigns in the First World War How do we remember the First World War? And what do historians make of how we remember the First … Continue reading

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Recreation and Leisure: A New Frontier in the History of Voluntary Action?

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Colin Rochester and Meta Zimmeck, Practical Wisdom R2Z There have been significant advances in our knowledge of the history of voluntary action in the past twenty years or so, since we established the Voluntary Action History Society, but it remains … Continue reading

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